WATCH: Family and friends of murdered journalist gather for months mind

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Family and friends of journalist Lyra McKee have gathered in Derry/Londonderry to mark one month since her murder.

The 29-year-old from Belfast was shot dead while covering riots in the Creggan area. 

The new IRA has claimed responsibility for the killing.

A months mind mass was held at St. Mary's Church last night, which was led by Father Joe Gormley. 

Speaking to Q Radio, he says the people of Creggan are still angry about what happened to Lyra, however, they must use that anger in a "constructive" way. 

Following the mass, crowds gathered at the peace flame near the city's Guildhall where a minute's silence was held for Lyra. 

Organisers of the event brought small paper hearts for people to write messages on, which were then placed on a tree there. 

Meanwhile, Lyra's partner Sara will be speaking at a rally in Belfast later today for marriage equality.

Sara Canning will tell the crowd what she said at her girlfriend's funeral; that Theresa May should legislate equal marriage from Westminster, due to the non-functioning government at Stormont. 

The legislation would bring Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK.

 

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